Pinyin "zhai1"

In MandarinBanana's mnemonic system, the Pinyin syllable "zhai1" is split up into two parts: "zh" and "ai1". You can visit the Pinyin index to see how other Pinyin syllables are split up into initials and finals.

Mnemonics for Pinyin initial "zh"

Zh is for James II of England (詹姆斯二世, zhān​mǔ​sī èr​shì).

Mnemonics for Pinyin final "ai1"

In front of the airplane.

Characters pronounced zhai1

to take / to borrow / to pick (flowers, fruit etc) / to pluck / to select / to remove / to take off (glasses, hat etc)

= + : James II of England (zh) is borrowing (摘) one of the trees in front of the airplane (ai1) by plucking out (摘) its stem (啇) with a toy claw (扌).
lean on one side
to fast or abstain from meat, wine etc / vegetarian diet / study room / building / to give alms (to a monk)
old variant of 齋|斋[zhai1]
Japanese variant of 齋|斋[zhai1]